Cleveland Housing Court Forms

If you need to file some important forms, follow the instructions below. First, print out the form and fill it in by hand, making sure to fill in all the fields that apply. If you're from out of town, you can mail the form to the court using one of the addresses provided. But if you live nearby, it's better to go to the court in person to file the form during regular hours (8 am - 4 pm.) Don't forget to check the court's website for the rules about filing forms, and ask the Clerk's Office if you have any questions about the fees or what to include with your form. Finally, keep an eye out for when the court will let you file forms online!

Important Instructions for Filing Forms

By following these instructions, you can help ensure that your forms are filed correctly and that your cases are processed efficiently by the Cleveland Municipal Court Housing Division.

  1. Print the form and fill it out manually, making sure to fill out all applicable fields.

  2. If you are local, refrain from mailing filings as your filing may not be accepted. Instead, you can bring the form to the court in person during regular hours to file.

  3. Be on the lookout for the Housing Division's pending e-filing implementation.

  4. Filings are guided by the Cleveland Municipal Court Housing Division Local Rules, which can be found on the court's website.

  5. For questions about fees associated with filings or whether they should be included before filing, please contact the following:

    • Criminal Division Clerk's Office: 216-664-4790

    • Civil Division Clerk's Office: 216-664-4818

  6. If you are from out of town, you can mail the form to one of the following addresses:

    • ATTN: Clerk of Courts, 2nd Floor, Civil Division Cleveland Municipal Court 1200 Ontario St. Cleveland, Ohio 44113

    • ATTN: Clerk of Courts, 3rd Floor Criminal Division Cleveland Municipal Court 1200 Ontario St. Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Media Requests

Media Request Form - Please submit this to harnocza@cmcoh.org

Persons granted remote accesses to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings (including those held by telephone or videoconference). Any recording of a court proceeding held by video or teleconference, including “screen-shots” or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court-issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court. Members of the press and the public are also expected to mute their phones during telephonic hearings and to not disrupt proceedings in any manner.


2023 Movers List


Translating Forms

To view these forms in another language, download the form and visit https://translate.google.com/?sl=auto&tl=en&op=docs. Here you will be able to upload the document to be translated in your respective language.

Interpreter Request Form


Criminal Forms

Forms to be submitted to the court for Criminal Cases may be filed in person at the Clerk of Courts Criminal Division (3rd Floor) located at 1200 Ontario St. Cleveland, OH, 44114 or by mail ATTN to:

Clerk of Courts, 3rd Floor, Criminal Division
Cleveland Municipal Court
1200 Ontario St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Certificate of Disclosure Application

Corporate Authorization for Attorney To Appear On Behalf of a Corporation

Not Guilty Authorization to Enter Plea On Behalf of a Corporation

Change of Address Form

Motion to Modify Community Control Instructions

Not Guilty Plea in a Misdemeanor Case

Statement and Acknowledgement of Rights


Tenant & Landlord Civil Forms

Forms to be submitted to the court for Civil Cases may be filed in person at the Clerk of Courts Civil Division (2rd Floor) located at 1200 Ontario St. Cleveland, OH, 44114, or by mail ATTN to:

Clerk of Courts, 2nd Floor, Civil Division
Cleveland Municipal Court
1200 Ontario St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Evictions:

3-Day Notice: Notice to Leave Premises

Complaint For Eviction and Claim for Money

Eviction Filing Checklist

30 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy


Civil Motions:

Blank Motion

Defendant's Motion to Prohibit Re-Rental Pursuant To Orc Section 1923.15

Motion for Injunctive Relief

Motion for Relief From Judgment

Motion to Show Cause (Breach of Mediated Agreement)

Motion for Stay

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order


Other Civil Forms:

24 Hour Notice

Answer and or Counter Claim

Blank Affidavit 

Change of Address Form

Communication to Court

Landlord's Application for Release of Rent

Lease (Sample)

Lease Addendum - House Rules

Notice of Appearance - Civil Cases

OBJECTION TO MAGISTRATE'S REPORT

PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF DISMISSAL

RENT DEPOSIT CHECKLIST (ENGLISH & SPANISH)

REPLY TO

REPLY TO COUNTERCLAIM

REPLY TO MOTION FOR RELIEF

REPLY/ANSWER FORM

TENANT APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO COMPEL REPAIRS

VERIFICATION AFFIDAVIT


Mediation

This Mediation questionnaire may be submitted in person to the Mediator upon completion of your mediated agreement.

Mediation Questionnaire


Lead Safe

These are the forms and informational documents to be used by landlords regarding Cleveland’s lead safe ordinance.

Lead Certificate Roll-Out Schedule

Lead Safe Certification Application


Sealing Eviction Records

All forms you need to seal your eviction record.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEALING EVICTION RECORD

MOTION AND AFFIDAVIT TO SEAL RECORD

MOTION TO SEAL AFFIDAVIT


Landlord Forms

Eviction Filing Checklist

Move-Out Checklist

Attention Landlords

Lead Disclosure Information

Eviction Procedures in Cleveland

Eviction Tips

Eviction Waste Flyer

Eviction Questions

Guide to Landlord Tenant Relations

Housing Court Specialist Information -- English

Housing Court Specialist Information – Spanish

Important Facts

Legal Advice & Phone Numbers

Mediation Questions

What Every Landlord Should Know


Tenant Forms

Eviction Waste Flyer

Guide to Tenant Landlord Relations

Housing Court Specialist Information - English

Housing Court Specialist Information - Spanish

Important Facts

Legal Advice & Phone Numbers

Mediation Questions

Rent Deposit Checklist English & Spanish

Rent Deposit Pamphlet

Utilities

Utility Services - Cleveland

Zombie Mortgage Handout


Property Owners Forms

Before You Sign the Contract

Code Violations Questions

Contract Tips

Housing Court Specialist Information - English

Housing Court Specialist Information - Spanish

Legal Advice & Phone Numbers

Nuisance Abatement

Selective Intervention Program (SIP)

Vacant Property Clean Up

Word to the Wise & Repeat Nuisance Offender

Zombie Mortgage Handout


Printable Forms for Filing

 

Authorization for Attorney to Appear on Behalf of a Corporation

Authorization to Enter Plea on Behalf of an Organization

Not Guilty Plea in a Misdemeanor Case - Waiver of Statutory Period

Notice of Appearance

 

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